The East of the West

BMW factory causes bigger flights between Debrecen and Munich

But tourists are also expected on the flights.

The BMW Group has signed a contract with Lufthansa to operate larger capacity flights between East Hungarian city Debrecen and Munich on Mondays and Fridays, it was announced at a press conference after the arrival of the first plane, the Hungarian state news agency (MTI) reported.

The route will be operated on these days by the airline’s largest aircraft, the 215-seat Airbus A321neo, which will be in service on short- and medium-haul routes, announced Johannes Walter, Lufthansa Group Vice President, who himself arrived in Debrecen on the first flight.

Lufthansa’s 215-seat Airbus A321neo aircraft arrives at Debrecen International Airport on 19 April 2024. (Photo: MTI/Czeglédi Zsolt)

He said he was delighted that the flights will transport hundreds of BMW engineers and innovators between the two cities, for which they have signed a long-term agreement.

The new flight will take 1.5 hours from Debrecen to Munich, compared to 3-3.5 hours via Budapest.

He expressed the hope that tourists would also use their services in large numbers, as they are just one stop away from the five-star Munich airport, from where they can travel to destinations all over the world.